Objectives

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is an expanding technique, with globally addressed scientific and technical challenges, aimed at reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and thereby combatting the climate change.

This course will provide the participants with the current state of the art knowledge concerning some key scientific and technical issues related to CO2 sequestration in deep, brine-containing geological formations. The focus will be on the processes related to CO2 injection and storage, spreading and trapping in the target formation, their mathematical and numerical modelling as well as experimental characterization and monitoring. Experts will lecture on site characterization and investigations of critical processes by laboratory studies and field techniques, as well as on planning of experimental projects and monitoring techniques aimed at verifying the conceptual models. Emphasis will be on understanding the flow and transport mechanisms that provide the foundation for planning of full scale projects. Risk and societal aspects will also be presented and discussed.

 

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